Negotiations/Mediation — how to reach an agreement that is both acceptable and affordable.

Make sure the meeting is held in a professional, quiet location.  Be on time.  Dress comfortably.  Have a written plan worked out in advance with your attorney.  Take notes.  Bring all necessary copies.  Remember body language.  Don’t raise your voice.  Listen.  Make sure you have your opportunity to make your position known.  Talk in the first person.  Do not be defensive.  Be willing to take a timeout to discuss with your attorney.  Take a break if you need one.  Try to forget greed, anger, lust, jealousy, pride and fear.